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First Fridays February 2012

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Tour and Discussion (5:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Tour (5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm): "Tools of the Trade" with Dr. John Harris

 

Discussion (6:30 pm): "Digging Snowmastodon: Discovering an Ice Age World in the Colorado Rockies" with Dr. Kirk Johnson

In October 2010, a bulldozer operator working at the base of the Snowmass ski area in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains uncovered the skeleton of a young female mammoth. Over the next 11 months, this find would yield a treasure trove of amazingly well-preserved ice age fossils - more than 5,000 bones of over 40 kinds of animals - and would change forever our understanding of alpine life in the ice age. Join Dr. Kirk Johnson as he tells the dynamic story of this discovery and dig: the excitement, emotion, and the colorful cast of characters who made the project a success.

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Performances (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Sets at 8 pm and 9:15 pm: Wildcat! Wildcat! (8 pm) and Lord Huron (9:15 pm)


LORD HURON

Lord Huron is a musical and visual project created by Ben Schneider. Originally a solo project, collaborators now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). In May 2010, Schneider traveled home to Michigan and spent a week on the shores of Lake Huron. For several months he had been writing songs and designing artwork in Los Angeles, though he wasn't sure exactly where his ideas were headed. There at the lake, where many of his formative experiences had come to pass, Schneider recorded the three songs that would comprise the Into the Sun EP.

The band toured heavily in 2011, continuing to develop the live show. They played across the country, including performances at South by Southwest, Outside Lands and Lollapalooza. Mark Barry and Tom Renaud, childhood friends of Schneider, moved to Los Angeles to join Lord Huron, while Miguel Briseno also originally hails from Michigan. The band has worked hard to recreate the densely layered recordings in the live setting. Barry was principal in this effort, particularly early on as the band was still forming. He plays several instruments during the course of a performance (often at the same time) and is a guiding force in the arrangement of the show.

In January 2012, Lord Huron signed with independent label, IAMSOUND Records. The first full-length album from Lord Huron, Lonesome Dreams was released in September 2012. 

 

 

WILDCAT! WILDCAT!

Wildcat! Wildcat! go way back...oh, let’s say 15 years.  Lead singers Jesse Taylor, Michael Wilson and drummer Jesse Carmichael all share more than a few strong common bonds...a propensity for making music being the obvious.  Over the span of years the guys have played together in one fashion or another, but didn’t delve into this project until 2011, when it just felt like time.  Ever since, they’ve been meeting weekly at their Downtown L.A. recording studio/loft space, popping PBR tabs, and creating those indulgent indie/electro/pop/sexybeats you hear today.

DJs (5:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

DJ Lounge (5:30 pm- 10 pm): Justin Gage, Aquarium Drunkard

Based in Los Angeles, Justin Gage is the founder of the influential music blog, Aquarium Drunkard and Autumn Tone Records.  He also works as a music supervisor/ consultant and host the Aquarium Drunkard radio show weekly on SIRIUS XMU sateliite radio.

www.aquariumdrunkard.com

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